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Gerhard Völkle

Friends on the Road 2 (framed), 2013

Genuine Rust Paint on Canvas, Steel Frame
44 × 32 in
111.8 × 81.3 cm
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Los Angeles, Zürich
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Artspace Warehouse
Los Angeles, Zürich
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Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, …

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Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland. His connection to the Spanish island Lanzarote and fascination with the ubiquitous volcanic rocks has long been reflected in his artworks.

In addition to abstract painting, his main interest is increasingly …

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Gerhard Völkle
German, b. 1953
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Gerhard Völkle’s works are visual experiments based on images he has collected over the years. Inspired by the volcanic rocks he found of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Völkle has created a unique technique of painting with rust. In works made with this process, his deliberate marks mix with the uncontrollable natural oxidation, which transforms the surface into an organic, evolving entity. He often creates silhouettes of figures in dynamic poses, wearing a mix of modern and traditional clothing. Völkle also creates large-scale metalworks of cutout figures and minimalist cubes—their rusting surfaces symbolizing nature, decay, and the passing of time.

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Los Angeles, Zürich
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Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, …

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Gerhard Völkle was born 1953 in Lörrach, Germany and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, Switzerland. His connection to the Spanish island Lanzarote and fascination with the ubiquitous volcanic rocks has long been reflected in his artworks.

In addition to abstract painting, his main interest is increasingly …

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Signature
Signed on front
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Artspace Warehouse
Gerhard Völkle
German, b. 1953
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Gerhard Völkle’s works are visual experiments based on images he has collected over the years. Inspired by the volcanic rocks he found of the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Völkle has created a unique technique of painting with rust. In works made with this process, his deliberate marks mix with the uncontrollable natural oxidation, which transforms the surface into an organic, evolving entity. He often creates silhouettes of figures in dynamic poses, wearing a mix of modern and traditional clothing. Völkle also creates large-scale metalworks of cutout figures and minimalist cubes—their rusting surfaces symbolizing nature, decay, and the passing of time.

Gerhard Völkle

Friends on the Road 2 (framed), 2013

Genuine Rust Paint on Canvas, Steel Frame
44 × 32 in
111.8 × 81.3 cm
Sold
location
Los Angeles, Zürich
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